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Re: Removal of the note about extensions

From: Daniel Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:22:01 -0800
Message-ID: <530CDF49.8030100@mozilla.com>
To: "Mike \"Pomax\" Kamermans" <pomax@nihongoresources.com>, public-webappsec@w3.org
On 2/22/2014 12:30 PM, Mike "Pomax" Kamermans wrote:
> The change [...] ends the web as we know it today.

hyperbole much? The majority of users today are using a browser based on 
open source. If any of us do something to "end the web as we know it" 
someone will quickly create FlameDog or Molybdenum undoing the change.

> I'd like to recommend a change instead to "Processing Model [...] A user
> agent MUST allow users a mechanism to override any aspect of the policy,

MUST is never going to fly: there are user agents that are not browsers. 
There's no way my car's console, for example, could meaningfully comply 
with such a requirement.

> Is a bookmarklet "installed"? Maybe,

Yes they are. The user has done something that causes them to be added 
to their browser UI; they are no longer web content.

-Dan Veditz
Received on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:22:19 UTC

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